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Jungle - Time (Darius Remix)

Jungle – Time (Darius Remix)

After over a year, Jungle‘s 2014 masterpiece “Time” has been touched up by one of Roche Musique‘s finest producers. Darius continues to satisfy our thirst for funk time and time again, but manages to keep his grooves refreshingly new. We hope to see a full album release from the French producer in the near future, but until then check out...
Moods - New Horizons EP

Moods – New Horizons EP

Over the past three years, Rotterdam’s Moods has continually dropped one masterpiece after another, setting him among some of Netherlands’ top electronic music producers. If the name didn’t give it away already, Moods has the ability to create vivid, emotional landscapes in all of his music. His New Horizons EP has just hit the digital shelves via Boogie Angst and features his renowned swinging...
Lianne La Havas - Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)

Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)

Paris based French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) is no stranger to the vastly growing electronic music scene, but he strays far from the conventional dance music we’ve heard so many times before. Inspired by an abundance of classic Funk, Soul and R&B, his unique live musical performance provides us with the intimate escape we’ve been desperately searching for....
Interview: The O'My's

Interview: The O’My’s

If you’re ever in a funk and need some music to rejuvenate your soul, look no further than The O’My’s. Hailing from the Windy City, the six-man band has a distinct sound that blends rock, soul, funk and jazz. The O’My’s have worked with many familiar names over the years such as Chance The Rapper, Ab-Soul, Nico Segal and...
Contest: Win Tickets to Cherub in Urbana, IL on 2/12

Contest: Win Tickets to Cherub in Urbana, IL on 2/12

Hailing from Nashville, TN, electronic-indie duo Cherub will be taking the stage at Canopy Club in Urbana, IL on Thursday, February 12th. Consisting of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, Cherub broke unto the scene in 2014: the duo was featured on Complex as well as Life + Times and charted in February with their electric-funk dance hit “Doses of Mimosas.” The tour, appropriately named “Strip to This,”...
Interview: The Floozies

Interview: The Floozies

UPC recently had the honor of interviewing Mark Hill from The Floozies. The fraternal duo from Lawrence, Kansas provides their music at a time when it’s arguably needed most. Much like GRiZ and Big Gigantic, two acts that they have frequented the stage with their rise to fame, Matt and Mark Hill use live instrumentation, along...